You are 1 in 400 trillion! You better Slay! 

Hello loves! 
So I decided to jump right in with the 21 Days of Joy. For me this is not just about finding joy, but also a journey of self love and connection. It is so important that we honor ourselves, because I believe that honoring ourselves is a form of worship to the creator. When I think about Allah (God) I think about the reverence that he actually had for human beings. So much so that after He created Adam (pbuh) He commanded the angels and Iblis (Satan before he was Satan) to prostrate before them. Now just think about that for a minute….
Before I go any farther let me be clear, I understand that we could never truly understand fully God’s purpose and reasoning for moving the way that He does, but in my mind that is amazing! He knew that person (Adam) that He created was special. So much so, that when Satan challenged Him saying that he would come from the front, the back,the left and the right to misguide people. God’s response was that He will forgive those who seek sincere repentance. That just makes my heart smile, like seriously that is the ultimate confidence in His creation so why wouldn’t you honor yourself? If God the creator of the heavens and the earth, the one who controls everything to providing provision for you to pay your light bill all the way down to the ants eating when necessary thought enough of you…why don’t you? 
I was watching a TedTalk recently by Mel Robbins, and she referenced a study where scientist have studied the probability of you being born at the exact time that you did was 1 in 400 Trillion! Now girl, that totally stunned me. I mean I kind of think I’m awesome, and if you’re reading this you’re probably awesome too but 1 in 400 Trillion awesome? I remind myself of that when I’m having a difficult day, or pushing past a self imposed limitation. I’m like chick, chill you’re 1 in 400 Trillion and even better than that God created you for this time and space. I just love that, and the more that I think about it I want to honor that. You should too…..because we’re dope! 
Day 1 = Honor yourself! 
Got it? 
If you want to check out that TedTalk with Mel Robbins, which I highly recommend 🙂 Click Here
Until next time loves, 
xo!
Asya B.

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21 Days of Joy- A Self Care Journey

Hello loves! 
It’s been a quick minute, but I have been one busy woman. I don’t know about you, but for me it seems like there aren’t enough hours in a day or days in a week. As a mom of four, wife, working full time and building a business there is always something that has to be done. As women we have this notion th at we have to be everyone to everything to everyone, and we end up at the bottom. This past weekend I hit a wall! I needed rest and I needed it now so I dedicated Saturday as a self care day. I got up, got dressed and set out on an adventure and the first stop was shopping!

Those that know me know that I can run up a tab. I love shopping and I am obsessed with shopping. It’s definitely a struggle yall, and the thing is that it doesn’t matter what I’m shopping for I just love shopping. So lets just say if you have some extra cash and need a shopping buddy I might be your girl lol. Anywho now that I have let you all up in my business let me get back to shopping, this trip new spectacles were on the agenda. I head over to Warby Parker, and immediately I’m in heaven. It was so modern, chic, and all things Asya B! I immediate found two pairs and I was off to my next stop…food! Now let me be clear, I’m a foodie. I enjoy a good meal, and I might be your new bestie if you feed me (hint, hint).

My selfcare meal was a throwback for me. When I first met my hubby we would always go to California Pizza Kitchen, so that’s where I headed. It was delightful, I ordered the tostada which is basically a pizza with salad on it. I sat there alone, no children to tell “stop, don’t touch that” or “wait…no…can I have extra napkins please.” If you’re a mom you feel my pain! It was amazing, I ate, smiled and enjoyed a peaceful lunch. I then stopped by a friends salon, and then off to buy new plants. I found an aloe vera plant, and a spanish lavender plant then I ran home. 

I came home full, I found my happy place and was ready to pour into my family again. I learned (again) that I have to put myself as #1, and selfcare is critical. In the end I decided that I needed to continuously pour into myself, so I decided to do a 21 days to joy selfcare journey. This journey is simple, every day I do something, explore something new big or small that brings me joy. The great news is that you get to go through the journey with me. I can’t promise that I will blog everyday, but I will give weekly updates. Join me! 21 days of joy starts now! 

Let me know what you think, and if you are joining me. 

Follow me on Instagram @themodernmuslimah for daily updates along the journey. 

Until next time loves! 

XO, 

Asya B.